Usually, you think of inflammation as a “bad” thing, right? But in fact, in its most acute state, it’s an important part of your body’s natural immune response to some kind of onslaught, infection, or injury. It occurs as a process that’s meant to protect and heal your body from the trauma, injury, or infection, and when things go right, it does. Blood vessels dilate, blood can flow to the injured area, and special cells and agents meant to protect and heal are rushed to the site of the injury or infection. Normally, this response to the injury, trauma or infection both protects the body from further degeneration because of the trauma and induces healing. …until it becomes chronic However, something different happens when chronic inflammation occurs. Just exactly what causes this permanent inflammation isn’t quite known, but it can occur as a result of an old injury that won’t Continue reading →